04.07.2016

The collapse of the new order? From transition to crisis

A Project Forum Time to Talk debate
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From one extreme to another? In the 90s, people in the Eastern Bloc looked West as they emerged from the Soviet sphere. Through shock therapy or more gradual methods, most new or reemergent nations liberalised, privatised & deregulated during what came to be known as the transition. How has this impacted upon politics and its perception in the region and do we now stand at the end of the new order, less than three decades after its inception? Watch the video highlights!

24.03.2015

Conceptualising capitalism: how the misuse of key concepts impedes our understanding of modern economies

A Krytyka Polityczna affiliate debate

The nature of the beast What is capitalism? In this discussion, Professor Geoffrey Hodgson attacks what he sees as widespread misunderstandings of its very nature and proposes a new understanding, based on referral to its historical basis and, in particular, to the ideas of Victorian economist Henry Dunning MacLeod, best known for his work on credit and its centrality within capitalist societies. Watch the recording!

12.11.2014

The vote against the EU: populism or protest?

A deBuren and Institute of Ideas affiliate debate
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Here to stay? The European elections of 2014 sent shockwaves through the European political establishment. deBuren and the Institute of Ideas ask, what significance should be apportioned to these results and how we should perceive the parties involved - how are we to interprete the results of the elections, as populism, protest, a soon to be forgotten blip or the start of something new? Read more!

10.11.2014

25 years after 1989: what has happened to media provision in Bulgaria?

A TTT debate by The Red House
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Back to the drawing board? In the second of its cycle of 25th anniversary debates, The Red House compares the status of the media in communist Bulgaria with that of its present incarnation. Assessing their levels of independence and the bases of their content, this debate asks, whether the present situation is really any better than that of 1989 and how to ensure that it improves in the future. Watch the video highlights!

03.09.2014

Everything you wanted to know about the Maidan, but were too afraid to ask

A Krytyka Polityczna TTT debate
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Why Euromaidan? On the 3rd September, members of the Ukranian editorial board of Krytyka Polityczna and representatives of Kyiv's Visual Culture Research Centre came together to discuss the origins and motivations of the participants in 2013-14's Euromaidan. Answering those questions you haven't felt able to ask, Wednesday's speakers looked to fill the Warsaw audience in on the background to the protests. Watch the video highlights!

24.03.2014

Trust & the media: who do you believe?

A Free Word TTT debate
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Perceptions of youth How are young people portrayed in traditional media, how often do they get to have their own say and how is the emergence of alternative media altering their perception within society and their ability to make themselves heard? Free Word looks at how today's youth is perceived and how the internet is changing these perceptions. Watch the video highlights!

25.06.2013

Freedom of speech within the Bulgarian press

A Red House affiliate debate
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Freedom of expression In this Red House debate a selection of concerned parties look at the results of the recent AEJ survey on Bulgarian press freedoms, seeking both the causes of the present situation and looking at how things could be improved in the future.
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22.11.2012

People of Europe, rise up (3)! We are the people!

A Krytyka Polityczna TTT debate
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Societal Reform Southern Europe is feeling the pinch of austerity measures enforced from above and society appears to be becoming dominated by increasingly well connected financial elites. There are, however, new organisations emerging which show potential solutions to our developing socio-economic concerns.
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21.11.2012

People of Europe, rise up (2)! Deprived of dignity.

A Krytyka Polityczna TTT debate
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Societal Reform Southern Europe is feeling the pinch of austerity measures enforced from above and society appears to be becoming dominated by increasingly well connected financial elites. There are, however, new organisations emerging which show potential solutions to our developing socio-economic concerns.
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15.11.2012

Truth and Love

A Project Forum TTT event
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Political Honesty In a time of European crisis the Central European Forum looks at the work of Václav Havel and aks where the rising tide of hatred in our societies is coming from, what role aggressive modern variants of populism are playing in this process and how we can stay true to the core values of love and truth.
Watch the video highlights!